(A) Elections for employee and retirant members of the school employees retirement board shall be held on the first Monday of March. Terms of office of the employee and retirant members of the board shall be for four years each, commencing on the first day of July following the election and ending on the thirtieth day of June. The initial terms of the first retirant member and the new employee member shall commence on July 1, 1984, and end on June 30, 1988.
(B) The initial election of the second retirant member shall be held at the first election that occurs later than ninety days after September 15, 2004. Subsequent elections shall be held each fourth year thereafter.
(C) Except as provided in division (E) of this section, if a vacancy occurs during the term of an elected member of the board, the remaining members of the board shall elect a successor member. On certification of the election results in accordance with rules adopted under section 3309.075 of the Revised Code, the successor member shall hold office until the first day of the new term that follows the next board election that occurs not less than ninety days after the successor member's election, or until the end of the term for which the successor member was elected, whichever is sooner. The successor member shall qualify for board membership under the same division of section 3309.05 of the Revised Code as the member's predecessor in office. Elections under this division shall be conducted in accordance with rules adopted under section 3309.075 of the Revised Code.
(D) Employee members or retirant members of the board who fail to attend the meetings of the board for four months or longer, without being excused, shall be considered as having resigned and successors shall be elected for their unexpired terms pursuant to division (C) of this section. If as a result of changed circumstances the retirant member would no longer qualify for membership on the board as a retirant member, the office shall be considered vacant, and a successor retirant member shall be elected pursuant to division (C) of this section.
(E) A successor member need not be elected under division (C) of this section for a vacancy that occurs on or after the first day of March of the year in which the vacated term ends.
Effective Date: 03-10-1983; 09-15-2004; 08-04-2005; 04-06-2007 .